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Watch as Senators Debate Health Care Overhaul on Wednesday

Senators from both sides of the aisle on Wednesday continued debate on proposals to overhaul former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. See the video for speeches for and against changing the law, from Sens. Rand Paul, Ron Wyden, Bernie Sanders, Michael B. Enzi and Elizabeth Warren.

Highlights of Clinton’s Concession Address
 

Liberals Give Kaine's Folksy Dad Style High Marks
Vice presidential debut at DNC Day Three deemed a success

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine's ill-fitting suit and folksy demeanor at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday played well with some liberal critics. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Tim Kaine wore an ill-fitting suit, addressed the crowd as "folks" and inspired a barrage of dad jokes during his Wednesday night convention speech introducing him to the nation as Hillary Clinton's running mate.  

The delivery was panned as "bland" and "forgettable" by the conservative National Review . Some Bernie Sanders delegates in the hall, who have complained that the Virginia senator is not progressive enough, chanted during his speech and protested his support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But most commentators the day after said Kaine did an admirable job.  

3 Things Clinton Must Do Tonight
Democratic nominee prepares for the speech of her life

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on the Wells Fargo Center stage in Philadelphia Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Hillary Clinton has said it herself multiple times: She's a lackluster public speaker.  

Yet Thursday night she must find a way to make a soaring case for her presidential nomination, matching — if not outshining — a series of Democratic National Convention speeches that has been hailed as among the best in their genre.

Trump Speech Excerpts
'America is less safe,' Republican nominee expected to say in prime-time address

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will speak to delegates at the convention on Thursday. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Excerpts from Donald Trump's speech Republican National Convention:  

Friends, delegates and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States. …  

Congressional Hits and Misses: 2015 Thanksgiving Edition

In honor of Thanksgiving, Heard on the Hill looks back at the times this year when food was the only thing on lawmakers’ minds.